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Courses Overview

Content and Language Integrated Learning

"CLIL refers to situations where subjects, or parts of subjects, are taught through a foreign language with dual-focused aims, namely the learning of content, and the simultaneous learning of a foreign language."

Marsh, 2002

Co-teaching bilingual lessons using CLIL

“Successful co-teachers problem-solve, critically reflect, and make changes to their classroom on an ongoing basis as a way to continually improve their skills, meet students’ needs, and provide the best inclusive education they can create for their students.”

The Educator’s Handbook for Inclusive School Practices

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Content & Language Integrated Learning

  • For your entire staff.
  • Full of interactive activities for active learning.
  • Build your own CLIL lesson.
  • Booklet & Certificate of completion for each participant.

The objective of the CLIL training is to support the teachers in your school with the language needs of your L2 students so they can access the content

 

By familiarizing them with the CLIL approach and giving them concrete strategies that can be used in their classrooms, they will be able to create effective and engaging CLIL lessons.

Understanding the CLIL approach

  • What is the CLIL approach?

  • Introduction to the 4Cs (Content, Communication, Cognition and Culture)

  • Why is CLIL a good approach?

Scaffolding techniques with concrete examples and activities

  • How to adapt your teaching to become more language-centered?

  • How to bring students to the level where they can produce texts / orally articulate their understanding?

  • How to guide students to a deeper level of learning?

  • How to help students increase their cultural awareness?

Developing a CLIL lesson

  • Focus on the students’ receptive skills (reading & listening)

  • Focus on the students’ productive skills (writing & speaking)

CLIL

In-Person Workshop

3 half days interactive workshops,
including 1 half day of feedback.

Pluriliteracies Teaching for Deeper Learning

  • For your entire staff.
  • Full of interactive activities for active learning.
  • Build your own Pluriliteracy lesson.
  • Booklet & Certificate of completion for each participant.

The objective of the Pluriliteracies training is to support the teachers in your school so they can teach your students to think at a higher level and become critical thinkers when looking at and producing texts and/or locating, extracting and processing information.

 

It is essential that your students, regardless of their language level, should have access to all the means to communicate and demonstrate their cognitive understanding successfully.

In-person

4 half days or 2 full days of
in school interactive sessions.

Hybrid

8 hours individually on blog, 4 interactive sessions of 2 hours.

Online

8 hours interactive online course.

Module 1

Language OF Learning

CLIL

  1. CLIL definition

  2. The 4Cs Conceptual framework

PLURILITERACIES

“Co-constructing knowledge”

  1. What is Pluriliteracies?

  2. How to you engage students in factual knowledge if they don’t know the language of instruction?

  3. What strategies can I use to make procedures more explicit?

  4. How do concepts lead to better understanding and deep learning?

  5. What teaching strategies can I use to focus on understanding rather than just knowledge?

Module 3

Language THROUGH Learning

"Learner Mindset"

  1. Create a low anxiety environment for deep learning.

  2. Create student engagement with positive relationships.

  3. Enhance language for deep learning / mastery.

  4. Promote critical reflection.

Module 2

Language FOR Learning

"Demonstrating understanding”

  1. What is the most appropriate style for my purpose and my audience?

  2. Which mode of communication is required to convey my message?

  3. What are the characteristics of different genres in different subjects?

  4. Language functions are the active use of language for a specific purpose.

Module 4

Mentoring Learning

Design CLIL / Pluriliteracy lesson.

Scaffold language to access content.

Give feedback for a positive impact.

Co-teaching bilingual lessons using CLIL

The objectives of this training are to familiarize the teachers of your school with the 2 approaches of co-teaching and of CLIL in order for them to integrate them in an effective and creative manner in their lessons.

  • For your entire staff.
  • Full of interactive activities for active learning.
  • Build your own CLIL co-teaching lesson.
  • Booklet & Certificate of completion for each participant.

Online

Co-teaching
4 hour interactive course.
  • Understanding of CLIL & co-teaching approaches

  • What to consider when planning a CLIL co-teaching lesson

  • Strategies to adapt the language and the content

  •  Includes step-by-step instruction on how to design a CLIL co-teaching lesson

  • Includes explanatory videos

In-person

Co-teaching
2 half days of in school interactive workshops,
1 half day of feedback.
  • Introduction to co-teaching

  • Different models of co-teaching

  • Planning co-teaching CLIL lessons

  • Reflection on the lesson / Getting feedback

Hybrid

Co-teaching
3 hours individually on blog,
2 interactive Google Meet sessions of 2 hours.
  • Introduction to co-teaching

  • Different models of co-teaching

  • Planning co-teaching CLIL lessons

  • Reflection on the lesson / Getting feedback

Individual Instructional Coaching Sessions

The coaching sessions enable teachers to reflect on the different practices and strategies they are already using or on the different practices that could improve the effectiveness of their teaching. By working one-on-one with your teachers, you'll see a direct and significant impact on:

  • The quality of your teachers' teaching,

  • Your students' learning and academic results, and

  • A shift towards a culture of positive learning and self-reflection.

​The instructional coaching sessions consist of action steps that are tailored to the unique needs and goals of each teacher. I offer topics such as:

  • The CLIL Approach

  • A Pluriliteracies Approach to Teaching for Learning

  • Deep learning

  • Co-teaching             

  • The art of questioning

  • Concept-Based Learning

  • Student autonomy and resilience

  • Assessment for learning

  • Feedback

Provide each teacher with a flexible and individualized self-study opportunity.

Each teacher will be able to choose the area(s) he/she would like to develop.

Individual feedback to evaluate if changes made a difference for students.

Improve his/her teaching practices.

1 individual session (60 min) to have an informal discussion about developmental goal(s) .

1 classroom observation (40 min) where I will collect data for the teacher. This method also allows for an extra pair of eyes in the classroom collect the information the teacher needs to see if he/she has achieved his/her goal.

1 individual feedback session (about 45-60 min) to discuss what the teacher learned from the information gathered during the observation and to reflect on different strategies he/she could use to improve with which he/she is not entirely satisfied (if any).

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